Kansas Democrat with growing rap sheet who “sextorted” teen girl arrested for second time in one month

DOUGLAS COUNTY, KS – An embattled Democratic Kansas House Representative is in hot water again, roughly four weeks after his arrest for domestic violence. Now, he has been arrested for driving under the influence and again is out on bond.

On November 27th, Democratic Kansas Rep Aaron Coleman was stopped by the Kansas Highway Patrol while allegedly speeding on the Kansas Turnpike near exit 202. The Kansas Highway Patrol released a statement on the arrest which said:

“The driver failed to yield and proceeded to exit the KTA at Exit 202 before pulling into a parking lot located near Plaza 202. During the traffic stop, the Trooper observed signs of possible impairment.

“The driver was identified as Mr. Aaron Coleman of Kansas City, Kansas. A DUI investigation led to Coleman being taken into custody for driving under the influence (DUI). Coleman was released to the Douglas County Jail for DUI, speed, and failure to yield to an emergency vehicle.”

Coleman remained in jail for approximately 12 hours until he was able to post a $250 bond and be released. So far, there has been no formal statement made regarding the arrest either by Coleman or any other member of his office.

Coleman, 21 years old, is no stranger to trouble, both politically and legally.

In October of this year, Coleman was arrested for domestic violence battery against his brother and grandfather. In that incident, Coleman is alleged to have spit on his brother before striking and pushing him. At some point during the altercation, he also allegedly threatened to harm is grandfather.

Coleman was taken into custody for that alleged offense and posted a bond after pleading not guilty in the Johnson County District Court. Coleman has been out on bond since and has refused numerous calls to resign from his office.

Kansas House Speaker Ron Ryckman, Republican, has called for Coleman to step down from his position. In a statement, Ryckman said:

“Mr. Coleman’s actions continue to be a detriment to himself and others, and most importantly to the people who elected him to represent them. I hope constituents recognize this and that Mr. Coleman will step down to get the services he needs.”

Kansas House Minority Leader, Tom Sawyer, Democrat, also weighed in by having this statement posted on Twitter:

“I want to reiterate what I have said in the past: It is clear Representative Coleman is in dire need of help.

For the sake of the state of Kansas, his constituents, and himself, he should resign and concentrate on getting the help he badly needs. The stress of the legislature is not a healthy environment for someone in this mental state.”

Additionally, Democratic Kansas Governor Laura Kelly chimed in for the first-time concerning Coleman and his alleged actions. She said:

“Mr. Coleman’s most recent arrest is further evidence that he is not fit to serve in the Kansas House of Representatives and that his continued presence in the Legislature is a disservice to his constituents.

He should resign immediately and seek the treatment he needs. If he does not resign, the Legislature should use its process to remove him from office.”

Beyond the legal issues that Coleman has faced in the last four weeks, his start in politics also had a very bumpy start.

Shortly after he announced that he was running for office, Coleman admitted that he cyberbullied several young women as well as trying to talk one into killing herself.

For a short period of time, Coleman did the honorable thing and withdrew himself from the election. However, he claimed that numerous people contacted him urging him to continue in the race, so he reentered and beat the incumbent in the primary.

Since there were no Republicans running in the race, Coleman won the election when the primary was over.

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Democrat teen wins primary, withdraws after admitting to ‘revenge porn’, then jumps back in the race

KANSAS CITY, KS –  He’s in.  No, he’s out.  No, he’s back in.

LET recently brought you an article about a 19-year-old boy who somehow won the primary election for the Kansas House of Representatives. 

Democrat Aaron Coleman solidified his win by 14 votes.

Then his past has caught up with him – with even members of his own party saying that he is not fit to lead.

Coleman apparently got the message and withdrew, so he could, “focus on caring for my family.”  Coleman, who faced calls from fellow democrats to drop out of the race, tweeted:

“Now our party can pick a new nominee.” 

Unfortunately, this short stint of being responsible ended when he announced he would continue his campaign on August 25th.

Coleman issued a statement regarding his withdrawal from the race, stating that it was a “defeat for democracy.” 

He stated:

“Phone calls of those who have voted for me in the primary have started to come in, and I’m filled with regret.  They all say essentially the same thing.  I promise change, even now, but I’m sure they realize I’m promising what I cannot deliver.”

Coleman added:

“The voters have spoken and continue to speak to me about staying in the race.  All I can say is, whoever the Democrat nominee is for house district 37, it wasn’t who the voters selected.  I apologize to everyone who voted for me.” 

However, that small stint of responsibility and listening to grown ups tell him that he was incapable of leading, even by fellow Democrats, Coleman reversed course on August 25thsaying:

“They [voters] said that they did not vote for me expecting that I was a perfect person.  They told me that all of us have sinned, and we all make mistakes. Voters do not throw out a 7-term incumbent for a person like myself unless they are deeply frustrated with their lack of representation and demanding a change.”

Kansas Democrat with growing rap sheet who "sextorted" teen girl arrested for second time in one month

 

Coleman then attacked his already defeated opponent, Democratic Incumbent Stan Frownfelter:

“My withdrawal would immediately return to power the same corporatist, out-of-touch 7-term incumbent that voters just rejected. 

They did not only vote for me, but they voted for my platform and for change for our community.  We cannot undo democracy because I am a flawed individual who has made mistakes.  That is not fair to those voters.  They deserve to have a choice this November.”

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